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02/05/2018 18:21 EST | Updated 02/05/2018 18:40 EST

Andrew Scheer Asks Why Justin Trudeau Has Money For Bahamas Trip But Not Veterans

He wants the prime minister to apologize.

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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer stands during Question Period in the House of Commons on Feb. 5, 2018 in Ottawa.

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives are demanding Justin Trudeau apologize to veterans after the prime minister said some injured ex-soldiers are asking for more than the federal government can afford.

Trudeau made the comments last week during a townhall event in Edmonton where a wounded veteran accused the prime minister of breaking a key promise from the last election.

While Trudeau promised at the time that veterans would not have to fight the government in court, the Liberals have spent the last two-plus years opposing a landmark legal case involving a group of veterans who want the government to reinstate lifelong disability pensions.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a town hall meeting in Edmonton on Feb. 1, 2018.

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer questioned in the House of Commons why the Liberals are saying they don't have enough money for veterans when they have found the money for many other causes and initiatives.

Those include an out-of-court settlement with Omar Khadr, a new Chinese infrastructure bank, a loan to Bombardier and more than $200,000 for Trudeau's controversial trip to the Aga Khan's island in 2016.

But Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan says the Liberals have done more to boost benefits and services for veterans during their short time in power than the Conservatives did during their decade in government.

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